Learning & Development Manager

BestStart Educare

Are you looking for a challenging role in a rewarding environment? With 4500 employees nationally this is a fabulous opportunity for your next step!

BestStart are an organisation with a clear purpose providing the highest quality care and education to every child that attends one of our services. With 270 early childhood centres across New Zealand we employ over 3000 permanent staff and 1500 casual staff. Our vision is to work in partnership with teachers and parents to enable children at the critical start of their educational journey to achieve their full learning potential.  
We are an organisation passionate about growth and development not just for our children but our teachers and support teams as well. We are currently looking for a skilled and personable Learning & Development Manager with experience in the design, development and end-to-end delivery of L&D programmes and initiatives.  Reporting to the People & Performance Manager and leading a team of four, the Learning & Development Manager will be responsible for developing and delivering a L&D strategy that sees leadership and key competencies strengthened and employee engagement improved.
This is a critical role in a challenging, yet highly rewarding environment. 
We are seeking individuals who have:
  • Experience in L&D design and delivery of learning solutions
  • Coached individuals or groups, with particular focus on leadership development;
  • Demonstrated experience with succession planning and talent management programmes for high potentials;
  • Ability in building successful and high performing teams; and
  • Experience in linking L&D design to employee engagement.
We offer competitive remuneration packages and a range of employee benefits. BestStart is not just a place to work – it is a place where innovation, leadership and achievement of results are rewarded with career advancement opportunities. 
Click ‘apply now’ to apply.  Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or citizenship.